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The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by: James Frey
Synopsis:
For two thousand years people have spent their lives waiting, praying, fighting, begging, and going to war for the Messiah. They continue to do so, every minute of every day, every day of every year. And yet, as far as we know, the Messiah has never come. How would a man like Jesus be perceived if he appeared today? How would he live, what would he say, what would he preach and believe? How would society react to him, and what would they to do him? And though he may be the Messiah, he is not the man that has been prayed for over the course of the last two thousand years. He believes religion is a fraud, government is a sham, and that love should be a choice, regardless of gender. He is, as Christ was, everything that religious leaders and government officials fear, what they speak against, and what they destroy.  He did not burn books, or picket doctor’s offices, or spend his time in religious institutions. He simply preached a message. Love your fellow man.   Written from the perspective of his family, friends, and followers, in the same way the story of Jesus Christ was told in the New Testament, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible is the story of Ben Zion Avrohom, also known as Ben Jones, also known as the Messiah, also known as the Lord God.   In The Final Testament of the Holy Bible James Frey, America ’s most controversial bestselling writer, has written the most compelling and provocative work of his career.
My Take:
Amazing…three days for me, and only because I wanted to savour it. 

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by: James Frey

Synopsis:

For two thousand years people have spent their lives waiting, praying, fighting, begging, and going to war for the Messiah. They continue to do so, every minute of every day, every day of every year. And yet, as far as we know, the Messiah has never come. How would a man like Jesus be perceived if he appeared today? How would he live, what would he say, what would he preach and believe? How would society react to him, and what would they to do him? And though he may be the Messiah, he is not the man that has been prayed for over the course of the last two thousand years. He believes religion is a fraud, government is a sham, and that love should be a choice, regardless of gender. He is, as Christ was, everything that religious leaders and government officials fear, what they speak against, and what they destroy.  He did not burn books, or picket doctor’s offices, or spend his time in religious institutions. He simply preached a message. Love your fellow man.   Written from the perspective of his family, friends, and followers, in the same way the story of Jesus Christ was told in the New Testament, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible is the story of Ben Zion Avrohom, also known as Ben Jones, also known as the Messiah, also known as the Lord God.   In The Final Testament of the Holy Bible James Frey, America ’s most controversial bestselling writer, has written the most compelling and provocative work of his career.

My Take:

Amazing…three days for me, and only because I wanted to savour it. 

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
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"Maybe if he was not what he was and I am not what I am we would be friends in our lives. But we are what we are, and humans will always hate. It is the ruin of our world."

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by: James Frey

pg. 79 Ruth

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#James Frey  #The Final Testament of the Holy Bible  #book  #quote  #hate  #ruin  #humans 
"I told him that I didn’t know what I wanted, and he smiled again and said yes, yes you do, we all do, we just need to be honest with ourselves about it, and stop being scared of it. Fear, he said, ran all of our lives. Fear, he said, after religion, was the most destructive force in the world."

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by: James Frey

pg. 309 Judith

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#James Frey  #The Final Testament of the Holy Bible  #fear  #religion  #quote  #book 
crispyrealisations-deactivated2 asked: Hey, I love your tumblr! I wanted to know if you had any suggestions on books to read when one is heartbroken.


Answer:

That’s a very difficult question…I’m  not sure if what you want is a book that will make you happy (which for me I’d say no I don’t really have any suggestions since I love books with a melancholy feel to them. Which means that, I suppose, those books do make me happy?…that’s confusing.) Or maybe you’re looking for something to relate to, in that case I would suggest…umm okay this guy is amazing, “Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguaro”…A very strange, surreal, novel…. Oh, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden! Or maybe something by Ondaaatje, Divisadero or In the Skin of a Lion. Or Paolo Coelho’s novel Brida, one of my absolute favourites.  

Um, I hope this helps, to be honest I find most books to be comforting so if that’s all you’re looking for I’d suggest just heading to your nearest library or book store and browsing a while, that’s usually how I decide what to read next. I’m sorry I’m not very good at giving reading advice, there are just so many books to choose from and people are particular about what they love in a book…so it’s hard…

— 1 year ago
"But his heart was in a constant, turbulent riot. The most grotesque and fantastic conceits haunted him in his bed at night. A universe of ineffable gaudiness spun itself out in his brain while the clock ticked on the washstand and the moon soaked with wet light his tangled clothes upon the floor. Each night he added to the pattern of his fancies until drowsiness closed down upon some vivid scene with an oblivious embrace. For a while these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing."

From The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald

Pg. 83

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#Quote  #Book  #The Great Gatsby  #Gatsby the mystery man. I'm pretty sure he did kill a guy.  #F. Scott Fitzgerald  #The Unreality of Reality 
"Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."
The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
— 1 year ago with 1 note
#Honesty  #a virtue  #fiction  #quote  #F. Scott Fitzgerald  #The Great Gatsby 
Light in August by William Faulkner
Plot Synopsis: 
Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.
More Info Please…
Not done with this one yet…about halfway there, I was in a lull, began about four different books with no great commitment to any of them. Hopefully climbing out of the lull, definitely enjoying this book. 
Oh and I have finished moving, it went alright, hoping to explore a bit before school begins. 

Light in August by William Faulkner

Plot Synopsis: 

Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

More Info Please…

Not done with this one yet…about halfway there, I was in a lull, began about four different books with no great commitment to any of them. Hopefully climbing out of the lull, definitely enjoying this book. 

Oh and I have finished moving, it went alright, hoping to explore a bit before school begins. 

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
#Fiction  #literature  #William Faulkner  #Light in August 
"Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets."
From Light in August by William Faulkner
— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#Still working on this one but had to share these words.  #quote  #William Faulkner  #Light in August  #fiction  #literature  #Lit